Inside The Kitchen at Palette Bistro in Petoskey

“This dish is all about fresh ingredients in a way you might not have had them before,” said Palette Bistro’s head chef, Daniel Travis.

He says the Petoskey restaurant is all about making Mediterranean dishes out of local ingredients.

Since they don’t have a grill or a deep fryer, the zucchini fritters, like many other dishes, will get tossed in the gas-fired brick oven.Palette Bistro

It’s rich, creamy and tangy.

“The Mediterranean encompasses Israel, Lebanon, North Africa, Greece, Italy, Spain, so that entire region, there are so many variations and differences and similarities, at the same time there are so many ingredients to play around,” said Daniel.

Which means plenty of inspiration to draw from.

“The local ingredients, the blend of flavors, the taste of fall, it’s everything fall in the Mediterranean and Michigan should taste like, it’s got the nice cheese from France, the local acorn squash, the local carrots and apples in the puree, then the nice condiments of the harissa oil and the red pepper coulis that go real well together,” he said as he described the acorn squash.

“The flavors just combine really well, I think it presents well,” Daniel said.

Beautiful, eye-catching dishes full of color and flavor.

But competing for your attention is the gorgeous view of Little Traverse Bay.

You can find Palette Bistro at 321 Bay Street in Petoskey, and call them at 231-348-3321.

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